Clinical Practice Guidelines

Meridian encourages the use of evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) by our providers. Our Quality Improvement Committee approves and adopts CPGs for prevention, diagnosis and management of medical and behavioral health conditions. These guidelines are developed by the nationally-recognized Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC), and correspond with well-accepted standards of care and clinical treatments for specific conditions. MQIC guidelines are reviewed and updated every two years, or sooner if necessary. Once approved by MQIC Medical Directors, the CPGs are sent to the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) for inclusion on the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. NGC prepares structured abstracts for consistency of guidelines on their website.

Meridian promotes implementation of these CPGs via dissemination among practitioners and uses numerous performance measures to provide feedback to achieve consistent and high quality health outcomes for our members. 

The MQIC CPGs are reviewed every two years and updated as necessary by the MeridianHealth Physician Advisory Committee (PAC), and approved by the Quality Improvement Committee and Board of Directors. Get more information about MQIC (PDF)

These Clinical Practice Guidelines are the clinical basis for each of our Disease Management and Behavioral Health programs. Please click below to view the guidelines in electronic format. They are also available in hard copy upon request by contacting the Quality Department at 866-606-3700

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health Guidelines (PDF)

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